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Missing Gainesville High School teen found safe

A Gainesville High School student who had been missing since last Friday has been found.  According to the Gainesville Police Department, 16-year-old Marissa DeVito was found alive and safe today in a Gainesville apartment complex.  GPD spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says Marissa was staying with someone she knew.  Valuri says DeVito was originally believed to …

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Suspect in GHS bomb threat detained in Texas

Gainesville Police Department was notified today that a suspect in the Gainesville High School bomb threat has been arrested in Austin, Texas. The bomb threat was emailed Sunday to GPD. GPD Spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says the arrest was made yesterday in Austin. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/FP-Valuri-1.mp3|titles=FP Valuri 1] Because the investigation is …

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Students cleared after bomb threat at Gainesville High School

Gainesville Police are sweeping Gainesville High School after fielding a bomb threat called in to the department.  Alachua County Public Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says all the students have been evacuated, and school officials are just waiting for the “all clear”. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/JOHNSON3.mp3] She says the district does not deal with …

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School Security

In the wake of the Ohio school shooting, WUFT-TV asked a local high school to review the procedures they’ve ramped-up over the years to handle potential violence.  Gainesville High School is the example school in this report by WUFT’s Jonee Lewis.

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The emotional and realistic fallout of viral videos

A racially-charged video made this week by two former Gainesville High School students went viral, bringing the issue of cyberbullying and the targeting of groups through the web. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Shands’ PALS program coordinator Susan Garcia about how such offensive videos impact their targets. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SusanGariaPALSviralvideos.mp3] …

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Gainesville’s inspirational musical duo

In a community of almost 125,000 residents it’s not hard to find people who truly dedicate their time to what they love.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi looks into how one couple’s passion for music brings championship titles to local schools while also bringing students together. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CatherineAwasthiBandProj2.mp3] News Sources:  Gainesville High …

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